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Cambridge Theatre

Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England (Covent Garden)
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Ranked #373 of 2,403 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We went to London to watch Matilda during February half term. As we were in the Upper Circle we had to queue round the side of the building for a separate entrance. Staff were very efficient checking our tickets & letting us in. Unfortunately there aren't enough toilets in the theatre & we had to queue for a good 10-15... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great venue for a fantastic RSC production of Matilda. Leave all your troubles at the theatre door and enjoy an evening of escapism! Lovely theatre in a great part of London.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Perhaps the reviewer who said disabled access was bad should have check the website for the theatre beforehand. My wife is in a wheelchair (able to transfer to theatre seat) and the staff couldn't have been more helpful! The show's website clearly states in the accessability details that access to levels is via steps (31 to dress circle & 60... More 

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Palmyra, IN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a more intimate theater, but was very nice. It did get a bit crowded inside while waiting to be seated, but probably since it was rather cold outside!! I am so glad that this was the musical that was playing during our visit to the United Kingdom as it was SO very good. Lots of laughs, some tears... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to see maltida it was fab great view downstairs the only problem I found I had a lady sit in front of me with massive hair so I couldn't see I had to peer through a gap between the person next her I wanted to go and a booster seat but apart from that lovely threatre and clean... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a review of the Cambridge Theatre, not it's resident show Matilda the Musical. The theatre gives a pleasant overall experience - seating is comfortable with plenty of legroom at the front of the Stalls. Refreshment prices were expensive, but no more so than would be expected in a West End theatre. There seemed to be lots of staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I saw the Saturday evening performance, all aspects of the show were amazing, staff friendly and the views were excellent, the actors were incredible, and the show was thoroughly enjoyable, Mrs Trunchball had my in stitches throughout, the theatre is easy to get to and there are cabs everywhere afterwards. Food and drink are expensive but this is London so... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to see Matilda the musical and the show was fantastic. All the actors delivered excellent performances, especially Craig Els as Miss Trunchbull and the scenery and staging of it was brilliant. We were about halfway back in the stalls, but still had a clear view of the stage. Although an older theatre the facilities were still adequate and... More 

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Leamington Spa
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The theatre itself is small and shabby, if not downright seedy. 'Matilda' was a long-awaited treat but I can't say it was worth the trip to London. Sight-lines up in the circle are so poor that a lot of time was spent by adults and children adjusting position in order to see the action. The quality of sound was so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Extremely rude staff told me off for persistently having to go to the toilet. I explained that I have IBS and am not feeling well today, but didn't want to let my family down by not attending. Instead of being allowed to sit on the steps or in a vacant seat I was shouted at by a 'supervisor' with an... More 

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